Digital Energy Management (M.Sc.)
Digital Energy Management (M.Sc.)
The liberalization of the energy industry, the rapid digitalization of energy management processes, and the energy transition planned for the coming decades mean that energy suppliers have to overcome tremendous challenges. Requirements for energy industry employees are constantly increasing and changing in ever shorter cycles. The energy industry requires more and more managers who are familiar with energy management processes in a rapidly evolving market, possess technical expertise, and have an in-depth knowledge of key legal frameworks in energy generation and supply. At the same time, they should know how state-of-the-art information and communication technologies can be used. The new part-time Master’s program in Digital Energy Management at Hochschule Fresenius in Frankfurt trains students to become energy experts. In addition to energy management, they also receive a comprehensive education in leadership skills and change and innovation management. Trained energy managers can implement and have a major impact on the adjustments required as part of the energy transition. Energy managers are in demand for challenging roles in Germany’s around 900 energy supply companies, research institutions, and public authorities.
Program duration: 6 semester Program start: Winter semester Degree: Master of Science Language: German Credits: 120 ECTS credits Monthly fees: 650 €
The course is recognised and accredited by the state.
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Degree course content
- Basic Principles of Energy Supply
- Basic Principles of Electrical Energy Systems
- Electrical Energy Distribution Systems
- Gas Supply and Gas Networks
- Regulation Management
- Energy Production
- Renewable Energies
- Decentralized Energy Management
- Energy Efficiency
- Energy Markets & Energy Policy
- Energy Markets (Local Authorities)
- Energy Trading and Distribution
- Energy Policy and Energy Ethics
- Transformation of the Energy System
- Changes to Market Design
- Digitalization of Electricity Industry
- IT Security and Technical Data Protection
- Legal Principles
- Business and Employment Law
- Administrative Law
- Energy Law
- Basic Principles of Economics
- Basic Principles of Business Administration
- Leadership and Management
- Human Resources and Leadership
- Quantitative Business Administration
- Cost Accounting
- Marketing and Sales
- Market Research
- Development-Oriented Management
- Change and Innovation Management
- Project Management
- Strategic and International Management
- Strategic Management
- International Management
- Business English
- Communication & Rhetoric
- Negotiating Skills & Mediation
- Internship or Project Studies
- Master’s Thesis
- Thesis defense
The study program focuses on decentralized energy generation, shared and sustainable energy supply, consumption planning, demand management, measuring data management, billing management for new flexible tariffs, customer advice, the distribution of energy services, and data-driven business models. Students also learn about energy law and acquire business expertise in the fields of management, leadership, and marketing.
Hochschule Fresenius planned the Digital Energy Management program with the assistance of Süwag Energie AG, which was involved largely in drawing up the curriculum on energy supply and generation. Both Süwag Energie AG and Hochschule Fresenius wish to create an economic foundation for Germany’s energy transition and to make a lasting contribution to training specialists in this field.
Germany’s energy transition will only succeed with the aid of qualified, well-trained experts and sustainable, scientifically proven concepts.
The study program is aligned with practical requirements, offering excellent career opportunities. Graduates will find attractive positions (including managerial responsibilities) with energy supply companies, research institutions, and public authorities.